Celebration to commemoration: Red Cross thanks 2020 Gala supporters

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to cancel our annual American Red Cross San Francisco Gala event this year to protect the members of our community and guests. Under usual circumstances, the Gala is a moment when we honor both an outstanding corporation and a dedicated individual who have furthered the Red Cross mission in the Bay Area. Our 2020 Red Cross Philanthropic Company of the Year, The Clorox Company, and 2020 Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year, Chief Eric Reinbold of the Paradise Police Department, will be honored at our 2021 event. But we want to take a moment to recognize them now.

1-12553_clorox-company-logo-vectorFor over 40 years, The Clorox Company has stood with the Red Cross on the front lines of response, contributing more than $16 million in financial support, countless in-kind donations, foundation grants, and employee activism to help the Red Cross fulfill its mission whenever and wherever we are needed. Clorox has helped collect over 5,700 units of blood through office blood drives across the country, potentially saving over 17,000 lives.  Recently, the company launched a large national disaster preparedness initiative helping Red Cross inspire millions to prepare for disasters, and they donated $1,000,000 to the Red Cross response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Paradise Police Chief Eric Reinbold. Photo Andre Byik | Enterprise-Record

Police Chief Eric Reinbold of the Paradise Police department led the response and recovery efforts for the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest, most destructive fire in California’s history. On November 8, 2018, Chief Reinbold worked tirelessly alongside his officers to protect and evacuate Paradise’s 27,000 residents. Since the fire, Chief Reinbold has faced the massive challenge of maintaining the Paradise Police Department’s operations while simultaneously working to meet the ever-changing needs of his community.

We would also like to take a moment to recognize and thank our 2020 Gala Committee Chairs, Katie Anderson and Meredith Kendall Maines, and Committee members for their efforts in planning this signature event: Nisha Baxi, Luc Bergevin, Jim Bruels, Nikki Chang, Hillary Clark, Raleigh Clemens, Janou Gordon, Lindsey Haswell, Kathryn Holmes, Blakely Hull, RJ Jain, Sara Johnson, Veronica Juarez, Sasha MacFarlane, Rachel Manson, Lillian Phan, Nana Roper, Emily Ajao Tzouanakis, and Lauren Wolfe.

We look forward to celebrating our honorees and the work of the Red Cross with you at our 2021 Red Cross Gala!


To learn more about the work of the Red Cross during COVID-19, please click here.

For further questions regarding the Gala, please contact Pooja Klebig, Regional Special Events Manager.

Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors and Supporters

Gold Sponsors

Kathryn W. Holmes

Diane B. Wilsey

 Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

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Arch Hoffman

JHA Strategies LLC
In Honor of Maria Angel




Exclusive Wine Partner


Liquor Partner


Exclusive Beer Partner


In-Kind Donors:

Al and Rosanne Clifford
Alaska Airlines
American Conservatory Theater
Bentley Heritage Estate Distillery
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Bricoleur Vineyards
Brown Estate Vineyards
Caymus Vineyards
Chef Fabrice and Jennifer Roux
Componere Fine Catering
Diamond Creek Vineyards
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Domaine Carneros
Emily Ajao Tzouanakis & Adeyemi Ajao
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Gemstone Vineyard
Golden State Warriors
Gregory and Linda Rice
Grgich Hills Estate
Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
Heidi Barrett
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
iHeart Media San Francisco
Elizabeth Portraiture
Jeff Meunier
JL Imagination
Ken Perry
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Liberty School
Medlock Ames Winery
Michael and Janis Klebig
Mike Cunningham
Monte Bello Ridge Vineyards
Panhandle Mercantile
PEJU Winery
Pier 39
Ramey Wine Cellars
Raymond Vineyards
Ridge Vineyards
Saint Joseph’s Church Arts Society
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Opera
Schramsburg Vineyards
Scott Littman
Silicon Valley Capital Club
Silver Oak Cellars
Sports Basement
Standard Party Rentals
Ten Group
The Melt